Garissa Township member of parliament Aden Duale and Kisumu woman representative Rosa Buyu exchanged harsh words in a heated debate in the National Assembly on Thursday, October 7.
Lawmakers were discussing the rampant insecurity in the northern part of Kenya, and when Duale rose to speak, he accused Buyu of shouting him down.
The former majority leader then lashed out at the woman representative, saying he was not his boyfriend.Raila Odinga's Strategy to Win Mt Kenya Votes Working, Wambugu Ngunjiri
"Those of us who do not come from Northern Kenya, please do not play party politics... Don't shout at me, I am not your boyfriend," he stated in a video shared by NTV.
An agitated Buyu rose on a point of order and questioned Duale's statement.
"Madam speaker, is the honorable member in order to suggest that I, Rosa Buyu, wants him as a boyfriend? " she posed.
Temporary speaker Jessica Mbalu (Kibwezi East) intervened and asked Duale to apologise for the remarks.
However, Duale asked the woman rep to 'shut up' while insisting he didn't need a girlfriend.Kenyan Newspapers Review: William Ruto Blames State House For Turning Down Bishops' Call For Dialogue
The lawmaker made the comparison while referring to the Orange party's perceived tyranny leadership where its members are allegedly not allowed to air their issues.
He claimed the Jubilee Party is very democratic and allows its members to talk candidly.
"ODM is a cult, nobody can speak, it is like the Catholic church where we only have the Pope but Jubilee is very democratic. We, however, don't condone those who use vulgar language and utter unpalatable words," said Duale.
Weighing in on the matter, ODM chairman John Mbadi dismissed Duale's sentiments saying the outfit has defined structures through which its members air their grievances without airing their dirty linen to the public.
"We are disciplined as a party. We have defined structures and we also hold meetings where we solve our issues. We meet every three months," said Mbadi.